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deference
courteous regard for another's wish
defiance
opposition; willingness to resist
defrock
strip a priest or minister of church authority
defunct
dead; no longer in use or existence
degenerate
become worse; deteriorate
deign (to)
condescend; stoop
deleterious
harmful
delineate
portray; depict; sketch
demean
to lower in difnity, honor, standing- (debase)
demeanor
behavior; bearing
demur
object (b/c of doubts, scruples); hesitate
demure
modest; reserved; coy
deplore
regret strongly; express grief over, penitent
deprecate
express disapproval of; protest against, criticize
derelict
abandoned; negligent
derision
ridicule; mockery
derivative
not original, secondary- something created by modification of something
desecrate
profane; violate the sanctity of
desultory
aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
deterrent
something that discourages; hindrance
devious
roundabout; erratic; not straightforward
didactic
teaching; instructional
diffident
shy; lacking confidence; reserved
diffuse
wordy; rambling, garrulous
dilettante
aimless follower of the arts; amateur; dabbler
din
continued loud noise
dirge
lament with music
disavowal
denial; disclaiming
discerning
mentally quick and observant; having insight
disconcert
confuse; upset; embarrass
discord
lack of concord or harmony between people/ things (argument, war)
discrepancy
lack of consistency; contradiction; difference
discursive
digressing; rambling
disinterested
unbiased, indifferent
disparage
to speak of or treat slightlingly, depreciate, belittle
disparate
basically diferent; unrelated
disparity
difference; condition of inequality
dispassionate
calm; impartial
dispel
scatter; cause to vanish
disperse
scatter
disputatious
argumentative; fond of arguing
dissemble
disguise; pretend
disseminate
distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
dissertation
formal essay
dissident
dissenting; rebellious
dissuade
persuade not to do; discourage
divulge
reveal
dogmatic
opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
downcast
disheartened; sad
draconian
extremely severe